Spa breaks

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Covid clinics: hope and high prices on the long road to recovery
Yoga, mud baths and liver compresses… Welcome to the world of luxury wellness and long Covid. Amelia Tait reports on the extreme wealth divide in the search for a cure

Amelia Tait

02, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Jump in and chill out: 10 of Britain’s best affordable retreats
From an ice-cold plunge to a Finnish sauna, treat yourself to massages, steam rooms and scrubs

Caroline Sylger Jones

16, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Go rewild in the country: a weekend kids’ camp in Sussex
Nature and falconry sessions on the mystical High Weald are topped off by a session at a ‘wild spa’. It’s a joyful, muddy hit with this family

Gemma Bowes

20, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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10 of Britain’s best hotels for spas and beauty treatments
If post-lockdown relaxation is in order, book a treatment at one of these spa hotels – and add an overnight stay for additional pampering

Sarah Turner

05, Jun, 2021 @4:00 PM

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20 of the best UK hotels and inns for rest and relaxation
With hotels about to reopen, it’s time to emerge from lockdown, eat fabulous food, hit the spa or just chill out somewhere lovely

Gemma Bowes

08, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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10 of the best new UK attractions to visit in 2021
This year’s openings include a Latin American wetland aviary, the House of Frankenstein, and the UK’s largest eco park

Rachel Dixon

30, Mar, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Buxton Crescent review: the grand old spa and hotel comes back to life
It’s taken 17 years and £70m to restore this architectural gem on the edge of the Peak District to its former glory. Has it been worth the wait?

Kate Leahy

12, Oct, 2020 @5:30 AM

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We didn't expect this kind of treatment from a luxury spa
It has refused a refund after our hen party booking was cancelled because of coronavirus

Anna Tims

09, Jul, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Steamy scenes at low prices: Bucharest’s affordable luxury spa
No ordinary spa, the Therme Bucharest is a vast temple offering pools, scented saunas and great-value wellness for all

Rachel Dixon

29, Feb, 2020 @11:00 AM

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10 of the best wellbeing holidays in Europe: readers’ travel tips
For our tipsters a healthy break means everything from beach yoga and spa hotels to sensory barefoot forest walking and listening to Puccini under the stars

Guardian readers

23, Jan, 2020 @11:45 AM

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Belgium’s Bath: a spa break in Spa
The Ardennes town that gave its name to spa towns the world over was known to the Romans, and its baths and pretty setting are still the perfect place to unwind

Rachel Hall

20, Jan, 2020 @11:00 AM

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10 of the best budget spa holidays in eastern Europe
From the Czech Republic to the Ukraine, quality (and unusual) health treatments can be found at a fraction of western Europe prices

Tristan Rutherford

18, Jan, 2020 @11:00 AM

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